Tottenham vs Man City - betting preview, predictions & tip
  • 2020-01-31 18:54:45
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Tottenham vs Man City - betting preview, predictions & tip

It’s second versus sixth in the Premier League this Sunday as Tottenham host Manchester City in a battle of the title also-rans.

Spurs need a lift after a four-match sequence without a win while City have yet to lose in 2020. The Sky Blues' last defeat came two days after Christmas when Wolves snatched a last gasp victory at Molineux.

This one is a little tastier than just a Super Sunday special and pits two old friends who turned foes against each other for the first time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Mourinho versus Guardiola

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Pep versus José has become one of the most storied footballing rivalries of recent times. The pair became firm friends when working together at Barcelona - Mourinho as assistant to Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal alongside Guardiola who captained the Catalan giants.

But the quest for sporting domination has little regard for friendship and since then the pair have engaged in various managerial head-to-head encounters with the occasional spat thrown in for good measure.

It’s Pep who has so far emerged on top in the 22 encounters when the two have faced each other in the dugout. Guardiola has overcome a Mourinho side in half of those coaching match-ups, with his great rival only tasting victory on five occasions.

Tottenham vs Manchester City form and betting tips

City are favourites to depart North London with all three points, with the best bookies offering little better than 1/2 on an MCFC win. So there’s little value to be had in picking an away win.

A goal for Guardiola’s side looks inevitable. The Sky Blues are the Premier League’s most free-scoring away team this season, averaging 2.8 goals per game on their travels.

That tally was swelled by putting six past Villa in the Midlands a couple of weeks ago and hitting five against West Ham at the London Stadium on the opening game of the season.

City have found the net in all of their away games this season, while Spurs haven’t the best record against top-six visitors this term, having failed to score when Chelsea and Liverpool beat them in front of their own fans. A Man City win to nil would net around 2/1 and could be the pick for an acca, boosted by a tasty free bet offer